Interesting Reading

James Schuldes

Curious about Wooden Canoes
Quoted from "Undaunted Courage," by Stephen E. Ambrose, who is recapping the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Lewis & Clark wintered on the Pacific coast among the Clatsop and Chinook tribes.

"The canoes beat anything Lewis or Clark had ever seen."
"Some of the larger canoes were up to fifty feet long and could carry five tons or thirty people."
"They chiseled out a canoe using only old files embedded in a block of wood as a handle... These people make them in a few weeks."